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Safety at 2014 Boston Marathon among topics of conversation at SG town hall meeting

Prominent members of the Boston University administration and BU Police Department met with BU Student Government Wednesday to allow students to voice concerns about campus safety, crime prevention and the upcoming Boston Marathon at a town hall meeting. “There’s going to be a larger police presence no matter where you’re watching from,” said BUPD Chief […]

Healthcare reforms may result in increased readmissions, study suggests

Results of a new study from researchers at Boston University School of Medicine challenge perceptions of healthcare reform: that administering health insurance to people who were previously uninsured does not lower 30-day readmission rates. “We were interested in looking at the impact of Massachusetts health care reform on 30-day readmissions, which is followed nationally and […]

Letter from BU Provost suggests resources for sexual assault victims

Boston University Provost Jean Morrison sent a letter to the student body Monday reaffirming the university’s commitment to eliminating sexual misconduct on campus and building a campus-wide culture of respect and responsibility. “Boston University prohibits all sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual harassment and discrimination,” Morrison stated in the letter. […]

Students gather at Youth Walkout for Climate Change

Hundreds of high school and college students, including activists from Boston University, left their respective schools Monday and assembled at the Massachusetts State House to protest investment in the fossil-fuel industry. During the Youth Walkout for Climate Change, a delegation of students entered the statehouse and scheduled a meeting with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to […]

SG considers proposal to divest BU funds from gun producers

Two student representatives from the Boston University Board of Trustees advisory committee consulted the BU Student Government Senate at their Monday meeting about diverting BU investments from civilian gun manufacturers. The Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing will vote on Friday on a proposal to divest and/or prohibit future direct investments in civilian gun manufacturers […]